by Christian Huezo

      200 teams fight for a spot to represent their country in the World Cup that will be held in Russia in 2018.  But, only 32 teams can make it to the world cup. Many upsets happened in the world cup like Italy not qualifying after losing to Sweden and USA not being able to qualify after not even being able to make it to the playoffs as well c. Some teams being able to break the drought of not reaching the world cup like Egypt, Peru. Also Iceland and Panama making their debut in the world cup. Teams that are suggested to win by ESPN are Germany and Brazil they have a lot of talent in their squad with Neymar, Countinho and Marcelo with brazil. For Germany they have Kroos, Neuer and Ozil. Mexico looking pretty good after their last 2 friendly’s in which they faced Poland and Belgium and with the young star Chucky from PSV. Mexico will be making their 13th appearance. Argentina have had a up and down form but with the help of Messi they hav. Spain has a young/ old talented squad with the best it can be.  Belgium also looks really strong with having a lot of players that are from the best clubs in the world. Iceland has a strong following with having the lowest population of all countries have been loved from everyone.